Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen Betting Odds

Wins Hard to Come by for Both Sides Lately

Bayern’s Winless Streak at Risk of Becoming Five

Bayern Munich are usually the Bundesliga’s most dominant force. This season, they’ve reserved their best form for the Champions League and have struggled in the Bundesliga. In fact, they’re winless in their last four Bundesliga matches. Bayern’s opponents this Friday, Bayer Leverkusen, have also had a tough time lately. We’ll check the Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen betting odds to see who’s more likely to come out on top.

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen Game Info:

  • Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
  • Date & Time:
  • TV: ESPN+

Head-to-Head

These teams drew 1-1 at the Allianz Arena in March as a Thomas Muller own goal canceled out a Bayern Munich goal. Bayer covered the spread as the Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen betting odds priced them as 1½-goal underdogs. Prior to that match, Bayern won the last five meetings in all competitions. In Leverkusen last season, Bayern managed a dominant 5-1 win. Leverkusen’s last win at the Allianz was in 2019, when Leon Bailey scored a double.

Bayer covered the spread as the Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen betting odds priced them as 1½-goal underdogs.

Bayern Slumping in Bundesliga

  • Bundesliga Record: 3-1-3, 12 pts, 5th
  • Bundesliga Form: L,D,D,D,W
  • Injuries and Suspensions: GK Manuel Neuer (Day-to-Day), D Lucas Hernandez (Out), M Leon Goretzka (Day-to-Day), M Kingsley Coman (Day-to-Day), M Bouna Sarr (Out)

Bayern Munich stumbled into the international break and bottomed out with a 1-0 loss at FC Augsburg. It was the first time in their last 18 competitive matches that Bayern failed to score a goal. Prior to the loss, Bayern drew three consecutive matches in the Bundesliga and are winless in their last four. Coach Julian Nagelsmann is now under pressure for the first time in his Bayern Munich career.

One silver lining is Bayern Munich’s form in the Champions League. The Bavarians defeated former teammate Robert Lewandowski’s Barcelona 2-0 and beat Inter Milan by the same scoreline. Still, Bayern seem to be missing Lewandowski a fair amount. Since putting seven goals on VfL Bochum in August, they’ve scored just four goals in their last four Bundesliga games. Bayern are now five points behind Bundesliga leaders Union Berlin and need to start focusing on the league.

Matters are more complicated with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Leon Goretzka recovering from COVID-19. Both players could be available on Friday but don’t get out of isolation until Tuesday. Sven Ulreich would fill in if Neuer is a no go for Bayern Munich next match. Kingsley Coman, who has one goal in three Bundesliga matches, returned to training following a hamstring injury.

Bayer Leverkusen in Disarray

  • Bundesliga Record: 1-4-2, 5 pts, 15th
  • Bundesliga Form: D,D,L,W,L
  • Injuries and Suspensions: M Exequiel Palacios (Day-to-Day), M Karim Bellarabi (Doubtful), M Florian Wirtz (Out), F Amine Adli (Day-to-Day)

Bayer Leverkusen entered the international break just one place above the relegation zone in the Bundesliga standings. They’ve won just one of their seven games to start the season after finishing in third place last season. Despite all of the attacking talent on their roster, they’ve scored just nine goals this season.

Patrik Schick, last season’s Leverkusen leading scorer, has just two goals in seven matches. Moussa Diaby reached double digits in both goals and assists in 2021-22 but has just one goal so far. Plus, key playmaker Florian Wirtz is still recovering from an ACL tear. Also, Leverkusen have kept just one shutout this season and have conceded nearly two goals per game in their last five.

With Bayern Munich and a bunch of Champions League matches coming up, things aren’t going to get much easier. Despite their struggles, they have averaged two goals per game in their last four matches. Bayer also flashed their potential a couple of weeks ago. They managed an impressive 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the UCL. However, they still haven’t won a home Bundesliga match this season.

Odds & Preview

If Bayern Munich don’t win this match, Julian Nagelsmann could be in a bit of trouble. The Bavarians are expected to win and come into Friday’s match at -270 odds. The Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen betting odds price visitors Leverkusen at +525 odds. A draw at the Allianz, like last season, shows long +500 odds.

This is usually a high scoring fixture. Ten of the last 12 meetings have finished with three or more goals. Bayern have managed to score in their last 12 games vs. Bayer Leverkusen. During that span, Leverkusen have only been shut out once. So, it’s no surprise that over 3½ goals shows -130 odds.

Hosts Bayern come in as 1½-goal favorites but are just 2-5 ATS this season. They’ve been severely underperforming lately and have failed to cover in four straight Bundesliga matches. Their loss to Augsburg snapped a Bundesliga record 87-match scoring streak. Nagelsmann and the players are on record expressing their frustration so expect a reaction.

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